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Ein Mishpat but for Yerushalmi

The Oz Vehadar edition of Talmud Yerushalmi has Ein Mishpat in the corner, just like for Talmud Bavli. You can see a (blurry) picture in the preview for their Yerushalmi editions here. Additionally, ...
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Reciting Birkat Shehechiyanu when purchasing a gun

To address your first point: Rav Shlomo Aviner (שאילת שלמה ח״ג פז) goes to great lengths to prove that one should make the Bracha of Shehechiyanu on purchasing a weapon for self-defense since we ...
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Sefer Vayikra, the most difficult sefer of the Torah

I believe that Tosafos is referring to Sifra which is the most difficult Sefer, not Sefer Vayikra. Presumably it is very difficult because it deals with the very complex laws of tumah. The laws of ...
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Sefer Vayikra, the most difficult sefer of the Torah

I believe that the correct translation, and thus understanding, of the word חמור is "stringent" or "severe", because the book of Vayikra contains the most stringent and severe laws ...
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Sefer Vayikra, the most difficult sefer of the Torah

I haven't seen this anywhere, but just some sources I put together: When Tosfot Brachot 18b says “ שהוא חמור שבספרים” which we translated as “the most difficult” it could mean the most difficult on a ...
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What defines being Jewish: adherence to Torah?

I've seen 3 common answers to this question. They fall into: The Religious Answer The Cultural/Ethnic answer The Persecution Answer I accept 1, the religious answer. We were not a separate people ...
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What defines being Jewish: adherence to Torah?

The phrase that Jews are a nation only because of the Torah was first said by Rav Saadia Gaon Sefer Emunos V’dayos 3:7. (אין אומתינו אומה אלא בתורה) but he certainly wasn't the creator of the ...
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Source for Zohar reference

They left out one word of the reference. It's supposed to be Zohar Chadash, Bereishis 12b, specifically the section called Midrash Hane'elam. You can see it here, starting 13 lines from the bottom in ...
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What is the source for "in the place where baalei teshuva stands, complete tzadikim are not ABLE to stand"?

Dikdukei Soferim to Berachot 34b brings a variant reading of the gemara which contains the phrase יכולין לעמוד in place of עומדין, which comes from a marginal note found in the Munich manuscript: (...
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Speaking negatively about someone - not about an Aveirah or Middah

Klal 3 in sefer Chafetz Chaim covers a number of rules related to your question Telling a humorous story with negative implications is forbidden (3:3) And see further how great the issur of lashon ...
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Speaking negatively about someone - not about an Aveirah or Middah

See the פתיחה להלכות לשון הרע ורכילות, לאוין in the Sefer Chofetz Chaim. וְיֵשׁ עָוֹן גָּדוֹל מִזֶּה עַד מְאֹד וְהוּא לָשׁוֹן הָרָע וְהוּא בִּכְלַל לָאו זֶה, וְהוּא הַמְסַפֵּר בִּגְנוּת חֲבֵרוֹ, אַף ...
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"The markets of Jerusalem were destroyed three years prior" - people justified their evil actions with Halacha

The relevant piece of Talmud is from Bava Metzia 88a: מִפְּנֵי מָה חָרְבוּ חֲנוּיוֹת שֶׁל בֵּית הִינוֹ שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים קוֹדֶם יְרוּשָׁלַיִם – מִפְּנֵי שֶׁהֶעֱמִידוּ דִּבְרֵיהֶם עַל דִּבְרֵי תוֹרָה. ...
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"The markets of Jerusalem were destroyed three years prior" - people justified their evil actions with Halacha

I haven't learned your sources inside, but from the eloquent way you've explained the question, I can take an educated guess at what the Rebbe means, if I may: Ramban brings a concept called נבל ברשות ...
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Priestly blessing in feminine

There is a discussion I found here (in Hebrew) regarding changing pesukim in general, and the person then applies this to changing Birkat Kohanim to feminine for the reasons brought below. I will try ...
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The Zohar on Gog Magog and the Erev Rav

There are actually many places within the Zohar discussing and explaining the concept of the Erev Rav, how they were a collection of the many non-Jewish nations who came out of Egypt together with the ...
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Each section of the Shemonei Esrei representing a section in the Beis HaMikdosh

In addition to what Avishai Tebeka wrote, the original can be found in the sefer Iyun Tefillah by Rav Shimon Schwab (פתיחה, p. 22): ולאור הקדמה זו, כשנתבונן בסדר תפלת שחרית שתקנו חכמים, נראה שמבנה ...
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Priestly blessing in feminine

I know a woman that was a גֵּרָה convert who asked Rabbi Yehoshua Leiman Z'tl a similar question regarding morning brochos. He was a very special person who brought a lot of light into this world. H&...
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English translation for Kovetz Maamarim?

A prophetic Vision by R' Menachem Speigel is closest thing to it for now.
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The Shelah on doing teshuvah when eating

שני לוחות הברית, שער האותיות, קדושת האכילה, מאכלות אסורות ז׳:י In the notes, it says: ולי נראה, שכל אדם כשר יתוודה, ואז מקיים (תהלים נ, כג) זובח תודה יכבדנני, כי האכילה היא במקום קרבן, ובכל קרבן היה ...
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Did the Men of the Great Assembly Canonize Tanach?

Both Ben Sira writing in the 2nd C. BCE and Josephus writing in the first century CE (Contra Apion) identify 22 books of the biblical canon. These conform to the 24 books in Tanakh we know today with ...
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The Klausenburger Rebbe's speech and Zionism

The Torah journal to which you are likely referring is called "צאנז, תורה, עבודה וגמילות חסדים" and is listed in the National Library of Israel catalog here. It is available in the library ...
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The Belzer Rebbe's approach to nationalism and zionism

Are there any seforim that discuss why (zionistic) nationalism is not a Torah-idea? It will be difficult to find early texts that discuss Zionism as we know it today, since the idea did not arise in ...
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The Chazon Ish's definition of bitachon

My impression is that Chovos Halevavos is a good source for the Chazon Ish's opinion. (I see that another comment says the opposite, but doesn't explain.) Here is why I think so: Both of them say that ...
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What's the point in the census in Bamidbar?

Rashbam on Bamidbar 1:2 (text copied from Sefaria) שאו את ראש כל עדת - לפי שמעתה צריכים לבוא לארץ ישראל ובני עשרים ראוים לצאת בצבא המלחמה, שהרי בעשרים בחדש השני הזה נעלה הענן, כדכתיב בפרשת בהעלותך, ...
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What's the point in the census in Bamidbar?

Rashi Bamdabar 1:1 says מתוך חיבתן לפניו, מונה אותם כל שעה. כשיצאו ממצרים מנאן. וכשנפלו בעגל מנאן, לידע מניין הנותרים. כשבא להשרות שכינתו עליהן, מנאן. באחד בניסן הוקם המשכן, ובאחד באייר מנאם Which ...
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Minhag to not sleep in socks to show that we aren't shedim?

Hopefully this should answer your question which was answered on ShulchanAruchHarav.com Sleeping with socks: The Halachic issue of removing the socks and revealing the feet:[1] In area that it is not ...
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What are some sources which discuss tzniut for men?

R Anthony Manning has a book on tzniut called Reclaiming Dignity with a section on Tzniut for men. The book is excellent, very well-reviewed. Its blurb describes it as With hashkafic and halachic ...
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Only one Rebbi for hashkafa

@Alex's answer is correct in regards to hashkafa too. From my understanding there is no real difference between halacha/hashkafa since the Rambam paskens both of them and many times hashkafa crosses ...
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Galus: three or four?

There are four Galuyot according to what our sources say, as you mentioned above. According to the Zohar there is an fith Galut, called Galut Ishmael ( Arabs). This is also at the core of the ...
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Story about the Ben Ish Chai selling his precious sefer Torah in order to publish his seforim

B"H I found this story in the sefer Hareah Hatov Ben Ish Chai (p. 101-102) by Rabbi Avishay Barosher. It writes: אותי, מפני כי הייתי אני מן העוזרים והמחזיקים ביד אחרים, ודי בזה לחכם שכמותו. והנה ...
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Each section of the Shemonei Esrei representing a section in the Beis HaMikdosh

Can be found in sefer Iyun Tefilla by Rav Shimon Schwab from page xxx-xxxiii, sorry if formatting or pictures don't work it's my first time posting pictures :)
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